Some great work is being done by the Windows Server and System Center CAT related to Hybrid Cloud and… Wait for it… Provisioning SQL Server as a Service!
A snippet from the recent blog post Provisioning SQL Server as a Service with the System Center stack;
“Can I use System Center to provision SQL Server components?”… “Can I provide database as a service to my business users or application owners?”…
The ability to automate SQL Server provisioning is probably one of the top customer requests I’ve heard about over the last 12 months!
The goal of this post is not only to confirm that System Center can indeed provide this capability, but also to provide a downloadable sample solution – the “SQL Server Self-Service Kit” - that you can reuse and adapt to your own needs.
SQL Server Self-Service Kit : Provisioning SQL Server as a Service with the System Center stack
Check out the Sample solution that includes 18 Orchestrator runbooks, 1 VMM service template, 1 Service Manager management pack and some unattended scripts, all geared towards SQL Server provisioning and self-service.1
SQL Server Self-Service Kit
SQL Server Self-Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 1)
SQL Server Self-Service Kit : Gimme the details (part 2)